The original, hard-copy newsletter was started by Adam Trionfo in late 1994. It was a bold move at the time; he wasn't sure if there were enough old-game enthusiasts to comprise a large readership. Also, he used an Amiga 1200 with Pagestream 2.2, a wonderful page-formatting application that unfortunately ran very slow on such a skeletal Amiga 1200 (68020/AGA). It took him awhile just to make a minor grammatical change, for instance, because he had to watch the page being re-drawn. Once the thing was finished, he sent it out to a few people whose interest he thought might be aroused, and made further copies available at a few local stores (in Albuquerque, NM). To his surprise, he got a lot of feedback, and dozens of readers sent in the requested buck per upcoming issue.